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PWLE Not PLE - Knowledge Work Not Separate from Learning

Tony Karrer

But, too much structure is not going to work. mentioned quite a while ago (in Personal Work and Learning Environments (PWLE) - More Discussion and Personal Work and Learning Environments ) that: Knowledge work is not separate from learning. concepts and technologies (mashups, widgets, aggregation, OpenID, RSS, etc.)

Knowledge Work Types

Tony Karrer

Several people have asked for some clarification on my definition of Concept Work and Concept Workers. To help clarify this and to begin thinking through implications for Work Literacy Skills , I went back through a couple of different sources. One was based on the complexity of the work. call center. And the list goes on.

2008 2009

Tony Karrer

To do my review, I first looked at what I was writing about and what people were reading on my blog in 2008. during 2008. eLearning 2.0

Concept Worker

Tony Karrer

But then he describes how we've really moved on past that to a new age where the dominant value for most organizations are created by high-end knowledge workers working on concepts. But, I actually think we should be focused on the emphasis on the type of knowledge work and the type of workers. In other words.

Using SharePoint

Tony Karrer

Using SharePoint before, during and after courses This typically takes the form of sharing best practices, code examples, templates, links; posting announcements; having discussions; showing calendar items; supporting student profiles; supporting student project work; sharing notes, documents; providing course content. were similar.

ASTD TechKnowledge

Tony Karrer

Session Hopping a Practical Guide General Session - New Work Literacies and E-Learning 2.0 These changes are continuously transforming the landscape for knowledge work. The results are in, and most knowledge workers are struggling to adapt to new forms of work and learning. Learning 2.0

Carnary Wharf Meeting on the future of learning

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

convergence of knowledge, knowledge work, and learning. increasing democratization of the workforce.

Workshop Exercise Design - Help Needed

Tony Karrer

I've just posted Identify Knowledge Work Tasks - Workshop Exercise which describes a workshop exercise that I'm considering using in several different workshops. Please help: Identify Knowledge Work Tasks - Workshop Exercisefeel like it makes a lot of the discussion more concrete. but I digress.

Skills for Learning Professionals…Part 2 | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

What’s the 5 minute and 60 minute learning piece that all knowledge workers should have to go through so they will be better at this?

Work Literacy Launch

Tony Karrer

I'm very happy to announce that Michele Martin and I have just launched Work Literacy - a network of individuals, companies and organizations who are interested in learning, defining, mentoring, teaching and consulting on the frameworks, skills, methods and tools of modern knowledge work. In fact, we all have blind spots.

Links for 2008-06-23 [del.icio.us]

Clark Quinn

Knowledge work as craft work. Knowledge work takes us back to a world of craft work practices. The "symbolic analysis" that Robert Reich identifies as the essence of knowledge work is designed to create the one-of-a-kind results that characterize craft products.

The Enterprise 2.0 Recovery Plan

Andy McAfee

Recovery Plan by Andrew McAfee on December 1, 2008 Recent events in the news have inspired a thought experiment: I asked myself what I would do if I were put in charge of IT as part of the turnaround effort at a big US automaker. The knowledge required to answer them exists within the workforce. was working well over time?

Personal Learning Tools and Technologies

Tony Karrer

Tools to Make Reading & Research More Effective Personal Learning Knowledge Work Environment Personal and Group Learning Using Web 2.0 Unfortunately, Chris got some flak based on his initial question. The problem is that the question is somewhat complex to answer for any individual and so not something to be done lightly.

Revolution in Workplace Learning

Tony Karrer

Likely I (and others in Work Literacy ) will be doing similar workshops over the next few months. If you are interested, but can't attend this workshop, then you might want to go to Work Literacy and go to Services to state your interest. think this is going to be an interesting and fun workshop. Hope to see some of you there.

Links for 2008-09-08 [del.icio.us]

Clark Quinn

How Common Craft Stopped Doing Client Work, In Plain English - ReadWriteWeb. The FASTForward Blog » Knowledge work and micro-processes: Enterprise 2.0 Training Method Trends : eLearning Technology. Blog: News, Coverage, and Commentary

Jay Cross's Informal Learning - Untitled Article

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

To my way of thinking, this is the convergence of knowledge work and informal learning that I’ve been trying to promote. Can Cisco-style collaboration really work outside of Cisco? How Cisco’s CEO John Chambers is Turning the Tech Giant Socialist , by: Ellen McGirt. Collaboration trumps cowboy individualism.

Jay Cross's Informal Learning - Untitled Article

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

To my way of thinking, this is the convergence of knowledge work and informal learning that I’ve been trying to promote. Can Cisco-style collaboration really work outside of Cisco? How Cisco’s CEO John Chambers is Turning the Tech Giant Socialist , by: Ellen McGirt. Collaboration trumps cowboy individualism.

Know Where You Can Find Anything

Clark Quinn

on learning and knowledge work. guess it's been published in the Guardian since 1951 - 2006 test - but it was new to me.

UG3DCx(t)

Tony O'Driscoll

TAGS democratize the categorization of content making the patterns and processes of knowledge work more visible. I had a very interesting meeting with some folks at Microsoft and members of Fuqua’s Health Sector Management program last week. As we were talking about the power of Web 2.0 SIGNALS of new input are fed via RSS.

Learning for the 21st Century

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Learning is the process of figuring out how the world works. It’s a dog’s breakfast of acquiring skills, information, knowledge, savoir faire, and more. THE CHANGING NATURE OF WORK. In fact, Frederick Taylor told workers, ‘You’re not paid to think’ Along came knowledge work. SCHOOLING.

What is the Uber Web 2.0/3Di Mash Up for the Eduprise?

Tony O'Driscoll

He truly was a giant in the field and his works were very influential on my own perspective and practice. Within the internal use category, the top six enterprise application areas were: Managing Knowledge. SECOND , Erica Driver’s work at Forrester in defining the Seven Tenents of the Information Workplace have been very helpful.

Links for 2008-06-21 [del.icio.us]

Clark Quinn

No Straight Lines / A conversation on the nature of knowledge work. Discuss various arguments on why the term knowledge worker is outdated. Ten Ways to Turbocharge Your E-Mails. Here are ten things you can do today to begin refining the way you communicate in email

Workshop Exercise Design - Help Needed

Clark Quinn

I've just posted Identify Knowledge Work Tasks - Workshop Exercise which describes a workshop exercise that I'm considering using in several different workshops. Please help: Identify Knowledge Work Tasks - Workshop Exercise feel like it makes a lot of the discussion more concrete. but I digress.

Work Literacy Launch

Clark Quinn

I'm very happy to announce that Michele Martin and I have just launched Work Literacy - a network of individuals, companies and organizations who are interested in learning, defining, mentoring, teaching and consulting on the frameworks, skills, methods and tools of modern knowledge work. In fact, we all have blind spots.

Working Socially

Harold Jarche

With ubiquitous connectivity, more of our work is at a distance, either in space or time. Distributed work is becoming the norm.

New Work and New Work Skills

Clark Quinn

really was all about new work skills - skills we should be learning. Actually, it's also about the fact that there's not really new work as much as there is new work skills. Work Skills Changing Most of us who used to use these things know somewhat know that they really aren't in use anymore. More on this below.

Free - Web 2.0 for Learning Professionals

Clark Quinn

Work Literacy and the eLearning Guild are partnering to provide you with a great (and free) opportunity to get up to speed on Web 2.0 technologies prior to DevLearn 2008 so that you can participate better either in-person or as an outside spectator, and to interact and learn with people who are passionate about learning. experience.

Searching for Expertise - LinkedIn Answers

Clark Quinn

This is definitely a knowledge work task where talking to someone will help. Yesterday I created a screen cast on LinkedIn for Finding Expertise. Today, I saw a post on our Free - Web 2.0 posted a query about this to several of the groups that I've joined on LinkedIn and have received about a dozen responses so far.

Conversation Learning

Clark Quinn

One of the questions being raised this week in the free, online course Work Literacy: Web 2.0 To me, this is a critical part of The New Skills for knowledge workers. And what I often cite as the biggest change in knowledge work skills over the past 20 years is the change in access to people. Is my answer reasonable?

Distractions and reflections

Clark Quinn

still argue that one of the best investments that can be made is reflection, particularly for knowledge work and any individual or organization that needs to not just survive but thrive in the growing flow of information and chaos.  Time to get a clue; you can’t process what you can’t attend to.

Revolution in Workplace Learning

Clark Quinn

Likely I (and others in Work Literacy ) will be doing similar workshops over the next few months. If you are interested, but can't attend this workshop, then you might want to go to Work Literacy and go to Services to state your interest. think this is going to be an interesting and fun workshop. Hope to see some of you there.

Angry Birds and productivity at work: why distractions can help

Ross Dawson

The study showed that people who browsed the web in work breaks were more productive than those who continued working or did other things on their break. also told the journalist that people who goof off too much at work need management attention and intervention. Let’s work on getting better productivity.

Not Your Father’s ROI

Jay Cross

The working definition of ROII is the observable development of capacity and capability to create economic values out of intangibles.

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#Movistar Killed the Web Star

Luis Suarez

Bless them for the superb piece of work they are doing in camouflaging the utterly crappy service Movistar is providing to this customer at the moment.

Skills for Learning Professionals…Part 2 | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

What’s the 5 minute and 60 minute learning piece that all knowledge workers should have to go through so they will be better at this?

The Leader's Guide to Radical Management: What economists don't.

Steve Denning

In today’s knowledge economy, the motivation of workers is a key determinant of productivity. Sometimes quickly. Sometimes slowly.

Tool Set 2009

Tony Karrer

I thought I'd kick off this year by posting a series of posts on topics related to tools and methods for work and learning. Setting up a SharePoint for a community or work team is very different from teaching them about Personal Learning. What should be in your tool set? Should twitter be part of your tool set? So, here goes.

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2009 Top Posts and Topics

Tony Karrer

It’s interesting at the end of the year to go back through blog posts to see what my Best of 2009 is. I’ll also do a post similar to my post last year 2008 2009 that will look at my 12 eLearning Predictions for 2009. But for now, let me just focus on my Best of 2009. eLearning Technology.

Performance Support in 2015

Tony Karrer

We are already seeing this in terms of lots of startups aimed at particular elements of knowledge work. The Big Question for May is Learning Technology 2015 – it asks what we expect workplace learning technologies to look like in 2015. definitely want to include Performance Support as part of the discussion.

Fluctuating support networks

Harold Jarche

In Exploring the informal organization in knowledge work: A grounded theory of  fluctuating support networks (2008), Judith concludes [my emphasis]: The study contributes to management praxis by raising awareness and offering insights into the practical value of fluctuating support networks and their power to rehumanize the knowledge workplace.